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McMahon drops in on Trumbull

The Republican U.S. Senate candidate did lunch in Maries Sandwich Shop in Trumbull Thursday afternoon.

Linda McMahon found support and sustenance in Trumbull Thursday, dining in at and visiting her possible constituents.

Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, a Republican, backed McMahon, formerly of the WWE corp. The visit followed a meeting between her opponent, Chris Shays, and the Trumbull Chamber of Commerce.

"It's going to take a job creator to go down to Washington and take the politics out," he said. 

McMahon would "put country first and people first," Herbst said.

The candidate brought her six-point job creation plan with her. It calls for:

  • "Passing a middle-class tax cut for individuals and families";
  • "Leveling the playing field for America's job creators";
  • "Eliminating over-regulation and red tape that are killing job growth and creation"; 
  • "Stopping out-of-control spending, borrowing and debt";
  • "Providing the unemployed training and skills they need to fill available jobs"; 
  • "Moving responsibly and rapidly to produce more energy in America".

McMahon also commented on the Supreme Court upholding Obamacare.

"I was disappointed. It's unfortunate," she said. America will feel the "largest tax increase in American history" to the tune of $1.7 trillion under Obamacare, according to McMahon.

She added that she would vote to repeal and replace it.

Patrons interviewed at Marie's supported her. "I love her," said Virginia Ell of Trumbull. "I like that she's a business person. Our government could use someone with a head for business."

Roger McTiernan, of New York, and Christopher Moore Jr., of Trumbull, met McMahon for the first time.

"I would say she's dedicated. She seems to work for the common man," Moore said.

Moore also recognized her from her connection with WWE, which her husband runs.

Earlier that day, Chris Shays condemned her connection with WWE, criticizing it for violence and pornography.

McMahon said it is a business and she has more business experience than Shays.

"I've been in business for over 30 years," McMahon said. "I am the only candidate who's made payroll, created jobs. The issue of the day is jobs and the economy."

Chris Murphy is the democratic challenger, and a primary between Shays and McMahon is scheduled for Aug. 14.

louis June 28, 2012 at 07:33 PM
First selectman, is Linda McMahon so inaccessible (I didn't even know she was in town) that you have to cut in a conversation she is having with constituents at a local diner? I have still not yet met the probable next Senator of Connecticut. Not since Brien McMahon has it been that none of us has 'vetted' the Senate candidate from Connecticut.
Joan June 28, 2012 at 10:01 PM
So Herbst expects us to believe that McMahon will go to Washington and "take the politics out." How absurd. She tried to buy her way into the Senate last time, and it didn't work. The last thing we need is a senator with her particular brand of "business" experience, which was based on violence, drug abuse, and injury.
Tom Kelly June 28, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I am not going to comment on Linda McMahon, but I will comment on Tim Herbst. He calls Linda McMahon a "job creator," but he's proven himself to be a stalwart at creating high paying jobs working for the Town of Trumbull, and expanding the size of our local government. In just three years, he's added multiple new positions and layers to Trumbull government, such as the new $95,000 Director of Economic Development, the new $85,000 Director of Planning, and the new $70,000+ Recycling Coordinator, all with rich town benefits. He's increased town spending by exactly 9.7% over the last three years, which is much more than the rate of inflation, even in these dire times. He just raised our mill rate by 23%, and that caused car taxes to leap by a staggering 23%. He promised to usher in conservative government, but he's proven to be a tax and spend Republican, and has increased the number of town employees by more than 10 full-time equivalent positions in just three years. Are we better off now than we were 3 years ago? Ray Baldwin maintained the quality of our school system, he maintained the quality of our roads, and Herbst has added more spending while prioritizing spending elsewhere....like new positions as he builds more layers in Trumbull government. If anyone actually believes Tim Herbst has reined in spending, I suggest you do the research for yourself. The opposite is true.
louis June 29, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Now I feel bad, but perhaps Herbst sat at that table because nobody at Trumbull's iconic eatery felt the compulsion to speak with her. Its just the sign of the times. People hate government, Trumbull!
CHUCK BROWN July 29, 2012 at 09:38 AM
LINDA PLEASE SEND MY CHECK FOR $500.00 a month that you are saving me. THANKS AND PIGS FLY ALSO

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